My boyfriend smacked into a wild partridge (one that he had unsuccessfully tried to hunt last fall) and knocked it unconscious. He stayed with it until it recovered and set out some birdseed for it. For the last two weeks, it has followed him (and myself and our 3 yr old daughter) around almost constantly while we are outside. When the dog is out, he'll perch in a tree until the dog goes in and then hops down and then follow us around again. Has this happened to anyone else? My boyfriend and I were both raised Catholic and his patron saint is St. Francis of Assisi. I think he was named aptly. The local hummingbird also perches on his head. I know some wildfowl are very curious, but I've never seen any become so friendly and almost tame.